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Chariot Eyes 1 Tcf in Moroccan Licence

May 09, 2019

UK-based Atlantic focused explorer Chariot Oil & Gas says its Anchois-1 gas discovery and nearby prospects in the Lixus Offshore Licence, off Morocco, contains 1 Tcf.Following completion of an independent competent persons report (CPR), it also says a nearby prospect…

Aker BP Cleared for Freke-Garm Exploration

May 09, 2019

Aker BP is gearing up to drill its Freke-Garm exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea using Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible drilling rig. Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) authorised the well, 15/6-15…

Worley, OGTC to Test New Gas Tieback Tech

May 09, 2019

An Australian engineering house is partnering with a UK technology organisation to test a prototype system that could enable longer distance subsea tiebacks to be built.Worley’s INTECSEA consultancy is working with the UK's Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) on the project…

BP Taps KBR for Greater Tortue

May 09, 2019

Engineering house KBR has been awarded a contract to support BP's Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Project, off Senegal and MauritaniaThe work is an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract to provide facilities integration…

First US-Built CTV Built to Class Requirements

May 09, 2019

WindServe Marine has contracted DNV GL to classify a crew transfer vessel (CTV) which will be the first offshore wind vessel built in the US to class requirements. The purpose-built CTV is being built for Ørsted North America by Workboats in Hubert…

ICR Acquires Drone Company

May 09, 2019

UK-based asset integrity firm ICR has acquired drone inspection company Sky-Futures Partners. ICR says the acquisition facilitates the next phase of ICR’s inspection service offering. Sky-Futures has eight years of experience in 28 countries…

Otto Takes Control of Gulf of Mexico License

May 09, 2019

Otto Energy now owns 100% interest in the VR 232 license in the shallow water US Gulf of Mexico after acquiring the remaining 50% working interest Byron Energy.VR 232 is adjacent to Otto’s 50% owned South Marsh Island Block 71 oil field and production platform…

Kosmos Realigns Senegal/Mauritania Interests

May 09, 2019

American upstream oil and gas company Kosmos Energy has commenced the process of scaling down its stake in the lucrative Greater Tortue Anheyim gas project on the Senegal/Mauritania maritime border as the Dallas-based firm seeks to entrench…

Exxon to Invest $100 Mln in Low Emission Tech

May 09, 2019

US oil giant ExxonMobil says it plans to invest up to US$100 million over 10 years in developing lower emission technology, working with the US' Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory…

Norwegian Wage Talks Break Down

May 09, 2019

Wage talks between Norwegian oil firms and their employees broke down on Thursday, setting the stage for mediation later this year in order to prevent a strike, Norwegian Oil and Gas (NOG) said in a statement on Thursday (May 9).While Norway’s…

North Sea Helicopters Vote to Strike

May 09, 2019

Helicopter pilots in the North Sea have voted to strike over pay. The pilots, employed by CHC Scotia, voted in favour of taking industrial action in a dispute over pay earlier this week (May 7). The ballot conducted among members of the British…

TechnipFMC Bags Barossa SPS Project

May 09, 2019

US oil major ConocoPhillips has picked TechnipFMC to supply the subsea production system for its Barossa in the Timor Sea, offshore Australia, according to partner Australian oil and gas producer Santos . The contract includes the engineering…

SNC Lavalin on Woodside's Scarborough Project

May 09, 2019

Canadian headquartered engineering group SNC-Lavalin has been awarded two sub-contracts to support Woodside's Scarborough gas field development project in Western Australia.Under the two contracts, SNC-Lavalin will provide front end engineering…

Airborne, Simeros Target New Riser Technology

May 08, 2019

Dutch technology firm Airborne Oil & Gas and Brazilian engineering company SÍMEROS TECHNOLOGIES are working together to deliver the first qualified thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) risers in deepwater Brazil. The two companies announced that…

DNV GL Urges Interest in Wind-Powered Oil Recovery

May 08, 2019

DNV GL says its WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection) technology is now ready for prototype development after two joint industry projects have shown the concept to be technically feasible and cost efficient. WIN WIN was conceived in 2013 by DNV GL…

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